Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

NRSG - Nursing

NRSG 5010 Survey of Health Science Info

Focuses on uses of computer and technology-based health applications to support clinical, administrative, and educational decision-making.

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NRSG 5480 Advanced Nursing Assessment

Co-requisite: NRSG 5480L. Provides basis for developing expertise in assessing health and illness states. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 5480L Adv Nurs Assessment Clinical

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 5480. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 5500 Perspectives of Adv Nur Pract

Study of changes in society and health care with a focus on issues that affect advanced nursing roles. This course examines role acquisition, ethical, legal, and political issues and practice/educational challenges currently facing advanced practice.

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NRSG 5600 Hlthcare Research & Stat Analy

Focuses on research methodology, critical analyses of studies, and the relationships among theory, research, and practice.

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NRSG 5800 Applied Pharmacology

Provides health care professionals in advanced nursing roles with a knowledge base in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics employed in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and children.

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NRSG 5810 Adv Psychopharm Neurobio

This course focuses on the study of advanced psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders. With emphasis on neurobiology, medication selection, response monitoring and side effects management in the psychopharmacological treatment of individuals are covered. Prescriptive issues associated with comorbidities, available resources, and previous responses to psychotropic agents, ethnicity and age will be discussed.

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NRSG 5900 Special Topics

Offers students opportunities to explore topics of particular relevance to nursing practice, education, or management.

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NRSG 6110 Ensuring Hlthcare Safety Qual

Explores the economics of health care, the managed care environment, the nature of systems, and intellectual and technical skills essential for managing clinical outcomes.

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NRSG 6115 Role Pers Master's Prep Nurse

Prerequisites: none. This course will provide an overview of the academic nurse educator role including functioning as a change agent and engaging in scholarship, service, and leadership.

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NRSG 6120 Implement Edu Prog for Nursing

Investigates the multiple roles of the teacher of nursing. Theories and concepts of learning, instruction, and evaluation receive priority in the course to inform classroom and clinical teaching and outcomes assessment. Additional clinical fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 6120L Implement Edu Prog for Nursing

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 6120.

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NRSG 6121 Integrating Techno in Hlth Edu

Co-requisite: NRSG 6121L. Focuses on design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-mediated instruction, distance learning, web-based instruction, and other instructional media. Additional clinical fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 6121L Integ Tech Hlthcare Role Lab

Focuses on design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-mediated instruction, distance learning, web-based instruction, and other instructional media. Co-requisite: NRSG 6121.

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NRSG 6125 Curriculum Design & Evaluation

Prerequisites: none. This course focuses on internal and external evaluation of nursing educational programs, test and measurement theory and outcome measurements, including cognitive exam design.

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NRSG 6300 Adv Physio & Pathophysiology

Provides understanding of relationship between normal processes of the human body and their alterations during disease and disorders. Both cellular and organ system functions are examined.

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NRSG 6400 Study Abroad

Offers students opportunities to participate in educational international exchanges abroad.

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NRSG 6410 Nurs Theory: Principles & Appl

Examines, critiques, and applies nursing theories to professional nursing practice.

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NRSG 6500 Grad Nursing Practicum Develop

In this course students synthesize learning across the program to develop a learning contract to address achievement of the program outcomes. Contracts will be carried out in NRSG 6551 (Graduate Nursing Practicum).

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NRSG 6551 Graduate Nursing Practicum

Prerequisite: NRSG 6500. Co-requisite NRSG 6551L. Provides the opportunity to apply and analyze theories, competencies, research, and role development in refining decision making skills in preparation for the graduate role in either clinical or academic settings. Additional clinical fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 6551L Graduate Nursing Practicum Lab

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 6551.

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NRSG 6800 Independent Study

The topics in this course are individualized based on the student's learning needs, interest, and professional goals. Variable credit = 1-3 credit hours.

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NRSG 6900 Graduate Internship

Prerequisite: Graduate Nursing program only; Permission of faculty. Variable credit hours available. This course provides for additional supervised clinical hours in an advanced specialty role. Requires approval of the faculty prior to registration.

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NRSG 7000 Primary Care of Adults I

Prerequisites: NRSG 5480, NRSG 5800, and NRSG 6300. Co-requisite: NRSG 7000L. Addresses disorders of adults in the primary care practice arena of the FNP. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7000L Prim Care of Adults I Clinical

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7000.

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NRSG 7010 Primary Care of Adults II

Prerequisite: NRSG 7000. Co-requisite: NRSG 7010L. Addresses disorders of adults encountered in the primary care practice arena of the FNP. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7010L Prim Care of Adults II Clinica

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7010.

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NRSG 7030 Primary Care of Women

Prerequisite: NRSG 7010. Corequisite: NRSG 7030L. Focuses on primary care health deviations common to women and lifespan concerns/transitions of women, including the prenatal experience and crises experienced uniquely by women. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7030L Primary Care of Women Clinical

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7030.

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NRSG 7050 Prim Care of Children & Adoles

Corequisite: NRSG 7050L. Prerequisite: NRSG 7010. Focuses on the understanding of the normal processes of the human body and alterations that occur during illnesses and disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescence and examines the nurse practitioner's role in providing culturally competent primary care, advocacy, and education to clients and their families. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7050L Prim Care of Chld & Adole Clin

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7050.

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NRSG 7100 Fdtn for Psychiatric Nursing

This course explores the basic biophychosocial theories and frameworks as well as the holistic, research-based approaches for assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health problems and psychiatric disorders of individuals across the life span. Students apply different treatment modalities and selected approaches to case study materials and evaluate its utility to specific client populations. Students will utilize case students in role plays and simulations of diagnostic interviews and formulation of differential diagnoses and intial treatment plans.

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NRSG 7100L Fndn Psych Nursing Lab

Lab course for NRSG 7100 - Foundations for Psychiatric Nursing. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7110 Psych Mental Health Nursing I

This course is an in-depth exploration and application of the theoretical, holistic and research-based approaches in addressing short-term mental health problems and common psychiatric disorders in the general population across the lifespan. Psychotherapeutic approaches, including mental health promotion and risk prevention measures, are explored for the clinical management of psychiatric-mental health problems in individuals, families, and groups. The clinical portion of this course provides direct practice experiences for the application of assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic skills in different settings.

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NRSG 7110L Psyc Mental Health Nurs I Lab

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I lab. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7120 Psych Mental Health Nursing II

This course is an in-depth exploration and application of the theoretical, holistic and research-based approaches in addressing chronic and complex psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Differential disgnostic skills and interventional strategies are explored as well as the role of rehabilitation, recovery and psycho-educational approaches in individuals, families and groups. The clinical portion of this course provides direct practice experiences for the application of assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic skills in different settings.

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NRSG 7120L Psyc Mental Health Nurs II Lab

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II Lab. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7200 Psyc Mental Hlth Nur Practicum

This final practicum provides an opportunity to integrate theory, research, and role development in refining clinical decision making skills in preparation for the Advanced Practice Role in the context of the chosen practice and/or population of interest. This course reviews the scope and standards of practice of the Advanced Practice nursee; legal, political, and ethical issues; reimbursement issues and quality care indicators; access, stigmas, and barriers to services of vulnerable populations.

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NRSG 7200L Psyc Mental Hlth Practicum Lab

Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Lab. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7300 Women's Health I

Prerequisites: NRSG 5500, NRSG 5480, NRSG 5480L, NRSG 5600, NRSG 6300. Corequisite: NRSG 7300L. This course explores theories, frameworks, and research-based approaches for assessing, diagnosing, and treating gynecologic problems across the life span. Students will utilize case studies, classroom discussion, and clinical experiences to formulate differential diagnoses and treatment plans. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7300L Women's Health I Lab

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7300. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7310 Women's Health II

Prerequisite: NRSG 7300 and NRSG 7300L. Co-requisite: NRSG 7310L. This course explores theories, frameworks, and research-based approaches for assessing, diagnosing, and treating women and families during the antepartum period. Students will utilize case studies, classroom discussion, and clinical experiences to formulate differential diagnoses and treatment plans. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7310L Women's Health II Clinical

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7310.

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NRSG 7320 Unique Women's Health Issues

Prerequisite: NRSG 7300 and NRSG 7300L. This course presents the knowledge necessary for the advanced practice nurse to provide proficient care to women of vulnerable and unique populations.

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NRSG 7330 Women's Health III

Prerequisites: NRSG 7310 and NRSG 7310L. Corequisite: NRSG 7330L. This course explores theories, frameworks, and research-based approaches for assessing, diagnosing, and treating women with primary care concerns as well as women and families during the postpartum period. Students will utilize case studies, classroom discussion, and clinical experiences to formulate differential diagnoses and treatment plans. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7330L Women's Health III Clinical

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7330.

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NRSG 7340 Midwifery

Prerequisites: NRSG 7310, NRSG 7310L.  Corequisite: NRSG 7340L.  This course explores theories, frameworks, and research-based approaches for assessing, diagnosing, and treating women, newborns, and families during the intrapartum and immediate postpartum period.  Students will utilize case studies, classroom discussion, and clinical experiences to formulate differential diagnoses and treatment plans.  Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7340L Midwifery Lab

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7340.  Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7410 Primary Care Practicum

Prerequisites: NRSG 7030 and NRSG 7050. Co-requisite NRSG 7410L. Provides opportunity to integrate theory, research, and role development in refining clinical decision making skills in preparation for the Advanced Practice Role in the context of the chosen practice and/or population of interest. This course reviews the scope and standards of practice of the Advanced Practice nurse; legal, political and ethical issues; reimbursement issues and quality care indicators; access, stigmas, and barriers to servies of vulnerable populations.

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NRSG 7410L Primary Care Practicum

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7410.

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NRSG 7500 Wmn's Hlth/Midwifery Residency

Prerequisite: NRSG 7330 and NRSG 7330L. Corequisite: NRSG 7500L. This practicum experience provides students with an opportunity to function in the role of the advanced practice nurse in women’s health. Students will synthesize advanced knowledge of normal physiology, pathophysiology, and psychosocial concepts to care of women and families across the lifespan. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 7500L Wmn's Hlth/Midwifery Residency

Clinical component to accompany NRSG 7500.

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NRSG 8300 Evidence Based Prac I: Found

Corequisites: NRSG 8300L, NRSG 8510 and NRSG 8540. This course emphasizes the vital role of research to support quality practice and informed decision making. Key content of the course relates to foundations of evidence based practice and the skills needed to support and promote such practice. Topics include conducting a needs assessment and feasibility studies, appraising the evidence, principles of quality improvement and patient safety, and an overview of client values, preferences, and culture.

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NRSG 8310 Intro Translational & Clin Pro

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. This course provides the graduate student the opportunity to identify and begin to develop a project that will lead toward applying and translating evidence based research into practice. This is the first in a three part series that prepares the DNP student to demonstrate advanced clinical judgment and implement a scholarly project geared to improved practice outcomes in the student's clinical area of expertise.

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NRSG 8410 Epidemiology

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, and NRSG 9300, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9400. This course is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse for use of epidemiologic methods to examine patterns of illness or injury for disease prevention and health promotion efforts among target populations.

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NRSG 8420 Ap Statistics Healthcare Rsrch

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8410, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, NRSG 9300, NRSG 9400, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9310. This course emphasizes the application of univariate and multivariate statistical analysis methods to answer research questions and test hypotheses about clinical research data. The course includes formulating an analysis plan based on research questions/hypotheses, and conducting and interpreting the output of statistical analyses. The course addresses research describing populations and relationships, as well as research measuring effectiveness.

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NRSG 8510 Informatics

Corequisites: NRSG 8300 and NRSG 8540. This course focuses on examining information systems and patient care technologies that support the improvement and transformation of healthcare. Students will develop basic informatics competencies to include the use of databases to extract and analyze information to improve care. Students will apply principles for selecting and evaluating healthcare technologies. Informatics will be examined within the context of the current legal, ethical, and regulatory environment.

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NRSG 8520 Health Care Finance & Econ DNP

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, and NRSG 8540, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: NRSG 8530 and NRSG 9300. This course covers basic economic theory, market drivers, and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and health care entrepreneurism. Theory and application are integrated throughout the course with a particular focus on the clinical role of the DNP within the contemporary health care environment.

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NRSG 8530 Hlth Care Policy, Ethics & Pol

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, and NRSG 8540, all with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: NRSG 8530L, NRSG 8520 and NRSG 9300. This course is designed to explore the role of the doctorally-prepared nurse in effecting change in the regulatory, legislative, and public policy arenas at the local, state, national and global levels. Quantitative decision making models are examined in relation to policy decisions. Ethical inquiry addresses access to health care and utilization and allocation of scarce resources.

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NRSG 8540 Addressing Hlth Needs Vuln Pop

Corequisites: NRSG 8300 and NRSG 8510. This course focuses on the doctor of nursing practice role in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations from the perspective of health. Selected issues in evaluating evidence based practice with vulnerable populations will be discussed. Strategies to foster health promotion, health protection and health restoration will be explored. Students will select a vulnerable population and conduct a critical analysis of the science in a specific topic area.

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NRSG 9100 Role Transitions & Leadership

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8420, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, NRSG 9300, NRSG 9310, and NRSG 9400, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9320. This course is designed to explore the leadership role and the collaborations necessary for the advanced practice nurse to affect change within health care organizations. This course will investigate topics in transformational leadership that emphasizes how nursing innovations can contribute to the modernization of health care delivery systems to ensure patient safety. Transformational leadership practice will be examined as it relates to nursing practice, health care organizations, and national health care policy.

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NRSG 9300 Evidenced Based Practice II

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, and NRSG 8540, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: NRSG 8520 and NRSG 8530. This course focuses on the evaluation and health outcomes of clinical research within diverse populations and practice settings. The clinical research process will be applied to researchable nursing problems. Practice inquire, health outcomes management, health care systems, dissemination, and leadership are emphasized.

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NRSG 9300L Evidence Based Practice II Lab

Prerequisite: C or better in NRSG 8410, 8530, 8310, 8300, 8420, 8540. Corequisite: NRSG 8520 and 8510. Lab component of NRSG 9300.

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NRSG 9310 Translational & Clin Res I

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8410, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, NRSG 9300, and NRSG 9400, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 8420. This course reflects the culmination of practice inquire knowledge and competencies. The implementation of the Translational Clincial Project (TCP) entails student engagement in partnership building with clinicians, consumers, faculty and/or student to examine a clinical question/issue. The TCPinvolves translating evidence into practice and ultimately informs and influences nursing care and enhances health outcomes. The project will be completed during a 30 week period which is encompassed by the Translational Research I and II courses. Translational Research I focuses on the implement and data collection phase of the project.

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NRSG 9320 Translational & Clin Res II

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8420, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, NRSG 9300, NRSG 9310, and NRSG 9400, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9100. The Translational and Clinical Research II: Evaluation and Dissemination course reflects the culmination of practice inquiry knowledge and competencies. The Translational and Clinical Project (TCP) entails student engagement in partnership building with clinicians, stakeholders, and faculty to examine a clinical question/issue. The TCP involves translating evidence to practice and ultimately informs and influences nursing care and enhances health outcomes. This course will focus on the analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of the TCP. At the end of the course the student will have completed the project and have successfully defended the results.

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NRSG 9400 Evid Based Pract III: Eval/Out

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, and NRSG 9300, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9400L and NRSG 8410. This course builds upon concepts from the Evidence Based Practice I and II courses and focuses on evaluation and outcomes. Additional course topics include community action plans, proposal defense, and revision of IRB application.

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NRSG 9400L Evid Based Pract III: Lab

Corequisite: NRSG 9400. Lab course for NRSG 9400.

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